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Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40. But instead of celebrating, they're mired in a mid-life crisis with unruly kids, debt and unhappiness mounding. Pete's record label is failing and Debbie is unable to come to terms with her aging body. As Pete's 40th birthday party arrives, Pete and Debbie are going to have to rely on family, friends, employees, fitness trainers, aging rockers and ultimately each other to come to terms with life at age 40. Written by
Scratch your fingernails down a blackboard instead
This was the most rubbish film I've seen in a long time. Proving that too much of a good thing is bad, the main characters in this film, who were brilliant in Knocked Up, live up to the adage. The plot is as holey as a net and the characters as endearing as a school yard bully. The wife is a nagging whinger, the husband pathetic, the eldest daughter a spoilt brat and none of the minor characters worth mentioning (the exception being Megan Fox who holds her own.) The film is too long and you care so little for the characters that you pray and pray your misery will be over soon. Extremely disappointing from Apatow, who did so well with Knocked Up. Yes, this film is right up there with Days of Thunder as one of the worst movies ever. I only gave it one star because I couldn't give it none.
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